Investigation of Earthquake Factor for Optimum Tuned Mass Dampers

Nigdeli S. M., Bekdas G.

International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM), Kos, Greece, 19 - 25 September 2012, vol.1479, pp.1907-1910 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1479
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.4756556
  • City: Kos
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.1907-1910
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


In this study the optimum parameters of tuned mass dampers (TMD) are investigated under earthquake excitations. An optimization strategy was carried out by using the Harmony Search (HS) algorithm. HS is a metaheuristic method which is inspired from the nature of musical performances. In addition to the HS algorithm, the results of the optimization objective are compared with the results of the other documented method and the corresponding results are eliminated. In that case, the best optimum results are obtained. During the optimization, the optimum TMD parameters were searched for single degree of freedom (SDOF) structure models with different periods. The optimization was done for different earthquakes separately and the results were compared.